Porringer

Porringer

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Description
Bellied-bowl porringer with angled rim and bossed bottom; cast crown handle with triangular bracket is pierced with 11 voids and struck on top with the incuse serif letters "LB" at center of a circular shield on indistinct support flanked by bossed foliate volutes below a five-pearl (ducal) coronet with textured ground. "Mason" and "10" scratched on underside of boss. No touchmarks. Diamond or lozenge linen mark with sink hole from tinker's dam used to burn handle on to bowl. Turning marks across entire bottom underside.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
porringer
date made
late 18th or early 19th century
1770 - 1780
place made
United States: New England
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 in x 7 7/8 in x 5 3/8 in; 5.08 cm x 20.0025 cm x 13.6525 cm
ID Number
DL.388320
catalog number
388320
accession number
182022
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Greenwood
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Domestic Furnishings
Food
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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